Hexagram Thirty-five

Your symbol is Hexagram thirty-five, showing a promotion. The image is of a feudal prince who has done a good job in governing the people, thus receiving horses and audience with the king.

The first line, yin, shows one who desires a promotion, but frustrated because it does not come. Steadfast and undisturbed, this person will soon meet with good fortune.

The second line, yin, shows the blessings of one's grandmother. Peace of mind will soon come to one who is advancing in the material sphere, but who believes there is more to life than money and power.

The third line, yin, shows one who wins the approval of peers and associates. Acceptance relieves all regrets.

The fourth line, yang, shows one who tries to make advancement like a burrowing rodent, greedy, untrustworthy, and mistrustful of others. Even great effort will not overcome the danger in this attitude.

The fifth line, yin, shows that good fortune will come to one who is not attached to success or failure.

The sixth line, yang, shows one who takes it upon himself or herself to control and punish others, just as a bull pushes others around with his horns. This is a dangerous position to take, and although some good may come of it, there will also be self-inflicted emotional pain.

To the reader: Most of the hexagrams have at least one line that predicts bad results, but that does NOT mean you are fated to that result. The hexagrams illustrate different attitudes, so study the actions and reactions to learn the attitudes that will lead to better outcomes.

The I Ching teaches you to flow with changes and create positive change from the inside through conscious living. Your future is in your hands. Consult the I Ching for ideas that lead to clear thinking and positive mental attitude. Reading the I Ching helps you take the time to reflect on your attitudes and ideas. Continue asking until you feel positive about your course.

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A note about this interpretation of the I Ching: Nori Muster wrote this version of the iChing in 1994 and put it online at Surrealist.org in 2000. It is now available as an e-book. Click here to see Learning to Flow with the Dao at Amazon.com..

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